• About NOHRD

Wooden Fitness Innovations


Innovative exercise equipment made of wood - Made in Germany

WaterRower Ltd. has been in Germany since 1994. In 2005 the NOHrD manufacturing facility emerged at our headquarters in Nordhorn, Lower Saxony, designing and producing high-quality fitness equipment out of wood. Alongside the well-established WaterRower machine, the new WaterWorkx was successfully introduced to the market. Further NOHrD products soon followed: WeightWorkx, WallBars, SwingBells and the WaterGrinder. In 2013 the SlimBeam was presented to the fitness industry, promptly receiving the German PlusX Award for High Quality and Design!

The label NOHrD perseveres in standing for high quality, design and sustainability, with our constant focus on selection of natural and sustainably managed materials.


NOHrD Wooden Fitness Innovations

The name NOHrD is derived from our company’s location: our home is in Northern Germany, whereby the „NOH“ refers to our county Nordhorn and the „D“ for Deutschland, therefore: „Made in Germany“.

Each piece of our wooden exercise equipment is handcrafted in our manufacturing facility. The combination of classic handcraft and precision machine technology ensure consistent quality and constant progress. We place high value on respecting our environment, processing all bark and wood completely- there is no waste.

Production residue in our facility is used for power generation. We further use our factory’s 1500 sq meter area for producing our own solar electricity, with which we can power our machinery with low-emission efficiency.


Our wood

At NOHrD we manufacture with solid wood exclusively selected from sustainably managed forests in the USA and Germany. Only guaranteed young and smooth heartwood will be processed. The premium quality wooden elements are oiled for protection against dirt and stains. Wood is a natural raw material which can deviate in color and consistency, rendering our products one-of-a-kind status. Solid wood will darken naturally over time. This pertains especially to cherry wood.


Our Leather

All leather used is genuine and hand-worked, originating exclusively in Germany.

  • the tanning is „Made in Germany“
  • adheres to ISO 9001 (standardized quality system)
  • exclusively vegetable tanned / authentic leather scent
  • extremely high skin tolerance (unlike chrome leather)

Even high-quality genuine leather may display undesired natural characteristics. There are no hides without blemishes. Often, surface treatments with polyurethane or acrylates are used, which render the leather an unnatural, synthetic look. Our vegetable tanned leather remains largely natural. It will darken slightly, over time.